Monday, June 27, 2005

Voices of Piglet., Tigger Die

What great sadness, but John Fiedler, who lent his voice to the Winne the Poo character Piglet, and Paul Winchell, who voiced Tigger, have both passed on.

I remember watching Mr. Winchell perform regularly on his Winchell-Mahoney Show on TV when I was a kid. It was a regular for me, right along with Soupy Sales and Wonderama.

He was a very talented ventriloquist, who created characters Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smith.

Mr. Fiedler was a popular character actor -- a slightly portly, balding and spectacled fellow -- was a regular on a wide range of TV shows, from the Odd Couple to Star Trek to Bob Newhart.

Sorry to see them both go.

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